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Much has been said about the Mate 30 lineup, Huawei’s latest but not-so-greatest flagship series that can’t run Google apps and services. 

Since its September launch in China and the dozens of reviews that have gone out since then, the general overview is this: the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro could have been the best smartphone on the market if not for the lack of a proper Android operating system. 

What we got is an excellent, specced-out device (that shoots really well!) painfully hampered by the lack of apps that everyone has come to rely on. The lack of feasible replacements on the Huawei AppGallery (Huawei’s own store) didn’t help. 

But even after all that jazz and razzmatazz, if you’re still interested in the Mate 30 series (at premium flagship prices of up to $1,298, no less), then by all means, head down to Huawei’s launch event at 313@Somerset this Saturday (Nov 16).

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The one-day roadshow event is set to kick off at 10am at the mall’s atrium on the first floor.

It’s been just a little over a month since the Chinese tech giant held a private launch of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro phones for a select audience of hardcore enthusiasts, and honestly, we’re surprised that there’s enough local demand for Huawei to merit a public launch. 

The question that remains right now (if you’re in the market for a brand new handset) is this: should you even bother? Personally, it’s a resounding no — a Google-less life is harder than you might realise. But! We’ll let you figure it out yourself via a list of pros and cons. 

The Good

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  • It can take better pictures than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, according to the DXOMARK benchmark tests.
  • Huawei is sweetening the deal with a bundle of free gifts. Mate 30 buyers get a Huawei power bank, a phone case, and a wireless car charger, while those who bought the Pro edition get all the above plus a DJI Osmo smartphone gimbal for super-steady shots. 
  • It’s exclusive AF. You’ll be one of mere hundreds in the country who actually purchase and own a Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro. Only 500 handsets will be up for grabs this Saturday. 
  • You’re a Huawei Mobile Services pioneer! In lieu of apps via Google Play, you can use the likes of Huawei’s own internet browsers, music and video players, themes, and digital assistant via the Huawei AppGallery. 
  • The edge-to-edge curved OLED screen on the Mate 30 Pro is gorgeous. 
  • The battery life is insane, with 4200 mAh on the Mate 30 and the 4500 mAh on the Pro. The capacity is big enough for you to charge other things using the phone, which can actually be done wirelessly. 
  • It’ll play well with other Huawei devices that you already have or are planning to buy, including the Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band series, MediaPad tablets, and headphones. 
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The Bad

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  • It can’t run Google Apps. So no Google Maps, Gmail, Google Drive, and the many other software that makes for a full Android experience. 
  • No Google Play means you can’t download other essential apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram. 
  • Huawei AppGallery still has a long way to go to offer a diverse range of apps that customers outside of China will need.
  • There’s only one physical button on the phone — volume control is done through on-screen sliders. Which is weird, because that means you can’t control the volume when the display is switched off. 
  • It’s not secure. The Mate 30 Pro failed Google’s SafetyNet security test
  • Expensive for a phone that can’t even run Google apps and services. 

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The Dewan Rakyat was informed today that the 10% surcharge that Touch ‘n Go (TnG) users pay at parking facilities will soon be abolished

The information was relayed by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen in response to a query by Ayer Hitam’s MP Dr Wee Ka Siong.

However, it can only be abolished in stages

According to the Deputy Minister, the immediate abolition of is not possible as it is subject to the existing contract signed with the company.

“Hence, we want to abolish it, but it is subject to the existing contractual obligation,” he said in an oral question and answer session at the Dewan Rakyat, as reported by The Edge Malaysia.

“Only after the existing surcharge-based contracts expire, it will be abolished in stages.”

At present, the 10% fee is only imposed at parking lots where the cashless payment method was available as an option

Chong noted that parking lots where TnG is the only payment method do not have the fee.

Meanwhile, Chong also addressed the issue of the 50 sen surcharge for TnG card top-ups, saying that this surcharge will remain in place

He added that the 50 sen charge is not imposed by Touch ‘n Go, but was done by merchants that choose to offer the reload services.

“Reloading without any charges can be done at a number of Touch ‘n Go service counters at TNG Spot as well as stores such as Watsons, Guardian, Tesco, KK Mart, and Caring Pharmacy, which number more than 2,000 outlets,” he was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.

While replying to the Ayer Hitam MP, Chong noted that there are 2,880 locations out of 11,168 nationwide that did not impose the top-up surcharge.

“An analogy for Ayer Hitam to understand better is, for example, if we have a Maybank account and we withdraw money from a Maybank ATM, there would be no charges.

“But if we go to CIMB for the convenience (to withdraw money using a Maybank ATM), then there would be a charge. That is the rationale behind it,” he was quoted as saying.

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SYARIKAT gergasi berpangkalan di China, Huawei sudah bersedia untuk melaksanakan infrastruktur 5G di seluruh Asia Tenggara.

Berdasarkan laporan portal The Verge menyatakan bahawa Huawei bersedia untuk memainkan peranan besar dalam pembangunan jaringan telekomunikasi termaju iaitu 5G.

Naib Presiden Huawei, Edward Zhou berkata, pihaknya begitu fokus untuk membangunkan teknologi berkenaan di rantau ini dengan keupayaan yang ada.

“Kita (Huawei) menyokong ASEAN di dalam pembangunan 5G di rantau ini yang mempunyai 10 negara anggota,” katanya.

Teknologi 5G berkenaan akan memberi manfaat besar kepada segmen industri termasuk beberapa bidang utama seperti perubatan, telekomunikasi dan pengawalan keselamantan.

Terdahulu, jurucakap Huawei dalam satu laporan AFP menyatakan bahawa syarikat itu sudah melabur sekitar RM20 juta untuk fasa percubaan bagi pasaran di Asia Tenggara.

Penyedia perkhidmatan telekomunikasi berpangkalan di Filipina, Globe Telecom menyatakan bahawa pihaknya sudah melancarkan perkhidmatan jalur lebar 5G menggunakan teknologi Huawei.

Pada masa sama, Malaysia antara negara pertama di Asia untuk memanfaatkan teknologi rangkaian 5G dengan pelancaran projek demonstrasi 5G di seluruh negara.

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Itu dakwaan palsu!

November 4, 2019 | Tech | No Comments

TIADA sebarang laporan diterima polis berhubung tiga penjenayah yang dikatakan menyuruh pelanggan menghidu pewangi sebelum merompak, merogol atau membunuh mangsa seperti yang tular di Facebook dan WhatsApp di Terengganu.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Terengganu, Asisten Komisioner Razmi Mohd Gunnos berkata, penyebaran berita itu yang mendakwa kumpulan itu sedang aktif di Terengganu adalah tidak benar dan dilihat cubaan untuk menimbulkan ketakutan kepada orang ramai.

“Sehingga kini, kami tidak menerima sebarang laporan, malah kami tidak pernah mengeluarkan notis peringatan khas atau memaparkan wajah tiga individu yang didakwa terbabit dalam jenayah itu kepada orang awam.

“Bagaimanapun, sekiranya orang ramai mempunyai maklumat berkaitan, salurkan maklumat itu kepada kami untuk siasatan lanjut.

“Perbuatan menyebarkan dan membuat spekulasi palsu adalah menyalahi undang-undang dan tindakan boleh diambil mengikut Seksyen 233(1)(a) Akta Komunikasi dan Multimedia 1998 yang memperuntukkan denda tidak melebihi RM50,000 atau penjara sehingga satu tahun atau kedua-duanya, jika sabit kesalahan,” katanya ketika dihubungi di Kuala Terengganu, hari ini.

Sebelum ini, tular wajah tiga lelaki yang didakwa suspek yang berpura-pura menjual sabun basuh dari rumah ke rumah yang dikatakan sedang aktif di negeri ini.

Suspek kononnya menyuruh pelanggan menghidu pewangi yang didakwa sejenis ubat dadah untuk penenang dipanggil ’white clay’ dan boleh menyebabkan sesiapa yang menghidunya pengsan.

Tujuan mereka adalah untuk merompak, merogol atau membunuh dan kejadian itu kononnya dikatakan sudah berlaku di Sibu, Kuching, Bintulu dan kini aktif di Kuala Terengganu.

Malah, penjenayah itu juga dikatakan sudah masuk ke kawasan timur seperti Jengka, Pahang selain mendakwa semua notis dan gambar disebarkan adalah peringatan khas daripada Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM).

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd started taking orders on Wednesday in China for its eagerly awaited foldable smartphone, as it ramps up marketing at home to make up for weak overseas sales amid US trade sanctions.

The launch of the 5G Mate X smartphone has been delayed twice this year, as Huawei, the world’s No.2 smartphone maker, was forced to deal with tech supply disruptions caused by a US trade blacklist imposed on the firm in May.

The move has dealt a blow to Huawei’s smartphone sales in Europe, its key overseas market, but the company saw its third-quarter revenue rising 27 per cent thanks to solid sales in China and higher shipments of models launched before the May ban.

The new smartphone, a competitor to Samsung Electronics Co’s Galaxy Fold which went on sale last month, will be launched officially on Nov. 15 in China at prices starting from 16,999 yuan (S$3,300), a Huawei spokesman said.

Its global launch plan remains under review, Huawei said.

Washington alleges that Huawei, also the world’s biggest telecoms gear maker, is a national security risk as its equipment could be used by Beijing to spy – something the Shenzhen-based company has repeatedly denied.

Still, the ban has meant that Huawei has not been able to license the latest version of Android from Google, the Alphabet unit, which has impacted its latest Mate 30 smartphone range that it launched in September.

He Gang, head of Huawei’s mobile phone division, said on Wednesday the company has already sold more than 200 million phones so far in 2019, hitting that milestone more than two months earlier than it did in 2018.

Huawei’s 5G Mate X was originally set for a June launch but the company delayed it, saying that it was running certification tests with various carriers.

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HONDA Motor Co Ltd melancarkan generasi baru Honda Fit di Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) 2019 di Tokyo Big Sight, Jepun, hari ini.

Presidennya, Takahiro Hachigo berkata, kereta yang juga dikenali sebagai Jazz di beberapa negara di luar Jepun itu akan dipamerkan sepanjang pameran bermula esok hingga 4 November sebelum dijadualkan berada di pasaran Februari tahun depan.

Beliau berkata, sejak kali pertama dihasilkan di Jepun pada 2001, Honda Fit terus dipertingkatkan untuk muncul sebagai model utama dalam segmen kompak.

“Sejak itu, Honda Fit menikmati reputasi tinggi sebagai kereta dengan pakej menarik, penjimatan bahan api, prestasi pemanduan hebat dan reka bentuk istimewa sehingga mampu dijual lebih 7.5 juta unit di seluruh dunia.

“Bagi generasi baru Honda Fit ini, kami menumpukan kepada jentera kompak sesuai dengan era baru kerana percaya ia akan menjadi penanda aras dalam industri automotif di pasaran Jepun memandangkan memenuhi keperluan pelanggan di sini lebih sukar berbanding di luar negara.

“Berdasarkan keadaan ini, kami berdepan pelanggan tempatan sebelum menyempurnakan generasi baru Honda Fit ke seluruh dunia,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, ia dibangunkan bukan sekadar menjadi kenderaan kepada pelanggan, malah dijadikan sebahagian kehidupan pengguna, sekali gus mengutamakan keselesaan dan kepuasan.

Menurutnya, ia adalah kereta kompak era baru dan akan menjadi standard baru pembangunan automotif Honda.

“Model ini dilengkapi teknologi terbaru sistem keselamatan Honda SENSING, Honda e:TECHNOLOGY selain reka bentuk ringkas dan menawan.

“Ia juga padat dengan pelbagai teknologi terkini termasuk modul komunikasi dinamakan Honda CONNECT,” katanya.

Ia ditawarkan dalam lima varian iaitu Basic, Home, Ness, Crosstar dan Luxe.

Empat keutamaan ditawarkan adalah ciri keluasan, tempat duduk selesa, pemandangan memandu memuaskan dan storan maksimum mengikut keperluan pemandunya.

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Google may acquire Firework to rival TikTok

October 9, 2019 | Tech | No Comments

Google is reportedly considering buying Firework, a US-based video sharing platform, in an apparent move to counter competition from TikTok – known in China as Douyin – in the exploding short video market.

The Wall Street Journal cited insiders saying Google held talks with the video-sharing startup, although these talks may lead to a partnership rather than acquisition. Sources said Chinese Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo also expressed interest in a Firework acquisition, but talks with Google are “further along”, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Valued at over US$100 million (S$138.2 million) in a fundraising campaign earlier this year, Firework is owned by Loop Now Technologies in Redwood City, California.

In spite of some similarities, the US video platform differs from TikTok, owned by the Chinese company Bytedance, in key areas.

Firework mainly targets an older audience, while TikTok is more favourable with teens.

With more than 1 million users across the world, Firework allows its subscribers to create video clips of a maximum length of 30 seconds, double TikTok’s 15 seconds.

What Firework offers is unique to Reveal technology, which allows users to record vertical and horizontal video simultaneously and enjoy a flip-the-screen viewing feature.

Valued at around $75 billion, TikTok is a worldwide success with versions in 75 languages, which potentially poses a threat to social media giants like Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat.

The short-form video sharing juggernaut ranked the world’s third most-downloaded app in Q1 2019, after WhatsApp and Messenger, according to Sensor Tower. TikTok said in July that it currently has 500 million users globally.

Considering the increasing popularity of short videos, social media players – either giants or startups – are showing a desire to grab a bigger piece of the pie.

In the US, Facebook is reportedly testing a similar app called Lasso, while messaging app Snapchat is experimenting with adding a feature similar to TikTok.

In China, TikTok alongside other Chinese short video apps, has been making inroads into international markets, despite some resistance from local governments and fierce competition.

Likee, another short video app that originated in China, ranked among the top 10 in the Indonesia Play Store, according to the mobile data and analytics service provider App Annie. Bigo Live, a live-streaming app, boasts 7 million monthly active users from Southeast Asian countries.

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A man mostly paralyzed from the shoulders down has spent the last two years working with researchers to control an exoskeleton with his mind.

On Thursday, researchers at the University of Grenoble released results of the trial (funded by Clinatec), saying the work indicates that operating a four-limb robotic system could be feasible for patients with tetraplegia (loss of control of all four limbs). In the most complex use of the system, the patient, a 28-year-old french man identified as Thibault, walked.

The system is far from a patient-ready solution. Instead, the researchers’ and patient’s work training the algorithm that interprets brain signals and turns them into physical movement, indicates that technology like this is possible.

“Ours’ is the first semi-invasive wireless brain-computer system designed for long term use to activate all four limbs,” Professor Alim-Louis Benabid, president of the Clinatec Executive Board, a CEA laboratory, and Professor Emeritus from the University of Grenoble, France, said in a press release.

Thibault suffered a cervical spine injury that left him without control of his legs. He retained some movement in his biceps and left wrist, so he’s been operating a wheelchair with his left arm.

To let him control something external through brain signals, researchers implanted two sensors between the patient’s skin and brain (not in the brain itself). The sensors were able to record brain activity in the sensorimotor cortex, the part of the brain that controls movement and sensation.

Researchers noted that other studies have implanted chips and sensors directly into the brain, and kept them connected to computers with wires. By contrast, this study’s sensors were less invasive, and connected wireless.

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Nombor telefon pengguna FB tersebar

October 1, 2019 | Tech, Viral | No Comments

Pengguna laman sosial Facebook (FB) kini berdepan dengan ketirisan maklumat membabitkan nombor telefon bimbit mereka yang didaftarkan di laman sosial itu.

Ia berikutan pendedahan sebuah portal teknologi yang mendakwa, butiran nombor telefon pengguna FB disebarkan di sebuah laman web yang menjadi ‘deposit’ maklumat berkenaan.

Laporan itu juga menyatakan bahawa pangkalan data yang tidak terlindung itu memiliki 400 juta rekod membabitkan pengguna FB di Amerika Syarikat, United Kingdom dan Vietnam.

Portal pertama yang mendedahkan kebocoran maklumat itu adalah TechCrunch dan ia dikatakan membabitkan ketirisan maklumat lebih 200 juta individu di seluruh dunia.

Pengkaji keselamatan United Kingdom, Elliott Murray berkata, data yang mengandungi nombor telefon pengguna laman sosial itu diambil daripada sebuah lagi pangkalan data sebelum ia disebarkan.

Beliau yang memiliki syarikat keselamatan siber berkata, sehingga kini, tidak jelas pihak mana sebenarnya yang memiliki pangkalan data itu tetapi Facebook mengesahkan data itu diambil daripada sistem pelayan yang menyimpannya.

“Pihak Facebook tidak mengatakan bagaimana kaedah data itu diambil daripada pelayan dan mengapa ia boleh didapati di dalam talian tanpa sebarang perlindungan keselamatan,” katanya.

Bagaimanapun, berdasarkan laporan pakar, ketirisan maklumat itu mungkin berpunca daripada pihak ketiga yang melakukan salinan data sebelum menyebarkannya.

Facebook bagaimanapun belum mengeluarkan sebarang kenyataan berhubung dakwaan berkenaan.

Sebelum ini, laman sosial berkenaan pernah mengakui wujud masalah pepijat keselamatan sehingga membolehkan pengguna kanak-kanak menerusi aplikasi Facebook Messenger Kids berinteraksi dengan kumpulan orang asing.

Aplikasi berkenaan dicipta untuk melindungi pengguna laman sosial golongan itu menerusi sistem kebenaran kenalan yang dibenarkan penjaga mereka.

Bagaimanapun, pembinaan aplikasi itu menemui sisi berbeza apabila kanak-kanak boleh memasuki perbualan berkumpulan dengan orang asing walaupun pengguna berkenaan tidak mendapat kebenaran daripada penjaga kanak-kanak terbabit.

Keadaan itu menimbulkan keresahan ibu bapa apabila mereka mengemukakan beberapa aduan kepada Facebook supaya meneliti semula infrastruktur keselamatan aplikasi terbabit.

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HONOR Malaysia is collaborating with The Alley to bring you a limited edition tea

Named ‘Capture Wonder’, the new tea pays homage to the HONOR 20 PRO’s distinctive colours and holographic design!

Plus, you get 50% off if you own an HONOR 20 PRO. While you’re only allowed one redemption per receipt, you can still redeem multiple times via separate transactions. That means you can enjoy the discount as many times as you want with just one phone.

Available from now until 14 September 2019, the Capture Wonder tea infuses peach juice with green tea and has the most mesmerising gradient hue

The HONOR 20 PRO is already available in Malaysia for RM2,299 with up to RM500 worth of free gifts

Available in Phantom Black and Phantom Blue, the smartphone features a striking multi-dimensional Dynamic Holographic glassback using HONOR’s Triple 3D Mesh technology.

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